Samsung (MZ-V7E500BW) 970 EVO SSD 500GB - M.2 NVMe Interface Internal Solid State Drive with V-NAND Technology, Black/Red
- Innovative V-Nand Technology: Powered by Samsung V NAND Technology, the 970 EVO SSD’s NVMe interface (PCIe M.2 2280) offers enhanced bandwidth, low latency, and power efficiency ideal for tech enthusiasts, high end gamers, and 4K & 3D content designers
- Breakthrough read write speeds: Sequential read and write performance levels of up to 3,500MB/s and 2,500MB/s, respectively; Random Read (4KB, QD32): Up to 500,000 IOPS Random Read
- Performance optimization and data security: Seamless cloning and file transfers with Samsung Magician Software, the ideal SSD management solution for performance optimization and data security with automatic firmware updates
- Superior heat dissipation: Samsung’s dynamic thermal guard automatically monitors and maintains optimal operating temperatures to minimize performance drops. Secure Encryption
- 5-year limited warranty: 5-year limited warranty or 600 TBW (Terabytes Written)
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3 points • Darxio
Definitely 500GB and upgrade, especially if you can do m.2 storage. Let me explain a bit more in detail.
So I've actually found that m.2 storage and SSD storage are coming very close in cost with each other lately, so if you have m.2 slots on your motherboard, it definitely is worth getting a m.2 drive for your primary OS drive for blazing fast speeds. The lower capacity ones tend to cost as much as traditional SSDs(Where higher capacity ones still cost more than traditional SSDS).
I do not think a 250GB SSD will be enough for your purposes. Games like FFXIV and even Overwatch constantly update and keep slowly getting bigger and bigger in file size, and 250 will run out very quick with those games. I definitely think a 500GB m.2 drive is the minimum to go for a primary. Luckily, they're not very expensive. Take a look here: https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-970-EVO-250GB-MZ-V7E250BW/dp/B07BN4NJ2J?th=1
The 500GB stick is currently $60, which is an excellent value for a speedy m.2 drive. This is, of course, if your motherboard has m.2 slots.
I think it's worth getting the 500GB SSD for your primary, and then upgrading as needed. Or get the 500GB m.2 with the 1TB HDD now, since the m.2 is on sale for 60 bucks which is really good. Hell I may actually buy one now for my fiancee's computer, lol.
If your motherboard does not have m.2 slots, a 500GB traditional SSD should be the same price range.
6 points • Berenwulf
Don't buy anything yet, Sony is going to release a list with compatible SSD's. It's going to be something like this, but again don't buy anything yet! It has to be fast enough to be supported by the PS5...
2 points • drizzt_x
1 points • Pepeplaystrumpet
This one is a little out of your price range but is 100% worth it. The 500gb is only 89$. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BN4NJ2J/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_i_s1XlFbFMG45T9
1 points • evilducky611
SSD are cheap.. Save for that. The game is not going anywhere except forward so you have plenty of time.
1 points • MariusIchigo
Thank you so much. Am I limited to the supported drives listed or could i for example go for one like this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07BN4NJ2J?pf_rd_r=R2JB1F7BB0CXPVFAFX1K&pf_rd_p=edaba0ee-c2fe-4124-9f5d-b31d6b1bfbee
1 points • maxvij
Best to switch to an M.2 SSD (Similar to the Samsung SSD you have chosen, just a different type, such as this one for example (Amazon). M.2 SSDs allow for better read/write speeds than the selected SATA one. The motherboard you have chosen has a M.2 slot available.
1 points • MrCharisma101
1 points • kztlve
The same 500GB Samsung drive is 60 dollars new on Amazon and Newegg. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BN4NJ2J/
1 points • Ave19899
1 points • Ganrokh
My SSD went missing again, RIP.
I've been using my Chromebook to get my work done while my laptop has been out. It will work until I find a possible solution. I'd rather not go through the trouble of wiping and eventually restoring the HDD if I may be fixing the problem next week.
I'm going to go ahead and order a new SSD, probably this one. I may order a SATA to USB adapter at the same time to test the current SSD on another device.
I actually just remembered that I had this laptop RMA'd 3 years ago for the same issue. IIRC, they replaced the SSD at the time, so I'm willing to bet that it's the SSD failing again and not a different component.
I really appreciate your help today!
1 points • whack-spa
ok here's a weird one: built my first machine a few months ago and it has been working flawlessly. however, i am now noticing an issue. I have been downloading a lot of high res photos and storing them in some less-frequently accessed file locations on my SSD (samsung 970 evo - same SSD as my OS) . now, after a few weeks of no peeking, when i try to open these large image files using default "Photos" application, i get weird errors and long loooad times... what gives? Thank you for any responses, and sorry for poor english
1 points • samehaircutfucks
might wanna look into NVME m.2 ssd, samsung makes one that's going to be ~7 times faster than the SATA SSD you have in your list.
1 points • Evilvir-us
Ordered Samsung 970 Evo, hopefully it will work.
1 points • megaspazz
I'm kind of an SSD noob, but it seems like you might as well get the Samsung 970 EVO, which is higher on Newmaxx SSD tier list and costs less.
1 points • worz
I had to look up what nvme is :D. This is really cool. What are your thoughts on the Crucial p2 vs this Samsung nvme ssd? It's a couple dollars more but also seems to have much more and solid reviews.
1 points • SantaGamer
You are looking really good. I would suggest this ssd for the same price: https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-970-EVO-500GB-MZ-V7E500BW/dp/B07BN4NJ2J/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=500gb+nvme&qid=1587734033&sr=8-1
1 points • Smithium
If you decide to go with hardware, an M.2 NVMe solid state drive will give you the best bang for your buck. Put stuff on there that you want to load fast. Even a 500GB board will make a world of difference. You need that M.2 socket on your motherboard, but many computers have it already. Put your operating system and game files on it and be ready to fly.
1 points • lazycjriots
I would get an m.2 Ssd like this one. Samsung 970 EVO SSD 500GB - M.2 NVMe Interface Internal Solid State Drive with V-NAND Technology (MZ-V7E500BW), Black/Red https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BN4NJ2J/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_QnTwEbCE20W4Z
1 points • Mshur
I swapped the M.2 that came with my r7 for one of these: Samsung (MZ-V7E500BW) 970 EVO SSD 500GB - M.2 NVMe Interface Internal Solid State Drive with V-NAND Technology, Black/Red https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BN4NJ2J/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_OoJg65FNxPt9d
Did it about 6 months ago without any problems. I cloned my old drive, copied it to the new drive (using an external inclosure) and then swapped the modules.
1 points • akosimomo
1 points • DjSab19
Yeah the ssd isn’t the best. I wanted to put in a 500gb Samsung 970 evo in there but thought the extra 500 storage in the P1 would’ve outweighed it slightly for the same $100 price
Here’s the 970 evo though
Samsung (MZ-V7E500BW) 970 EVO SSD 500GB - M.2 NVMe Interface Internal Solid State Drive with V-NAND Technology, Black/Red https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BN4NJ2J/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_TK5MEbM5J8SW1
1 points • hexydes
Pretty sure any NVME will work, so something like this maybe?
1 points • grendelone
The 970 EVO SSD is nearly as high bandwidth as the 970 EVO Plus SSD, and you double your storage capacity for $15. 250GB SSDs generally aren't a good price/capacity purchase.
1 points • lukusb83
I think the only item I might return (if possible) is the SSD. I know the 256GB model you have here is the 'Plus' version, but for $20 more you can almost double the storage to a 500GB. I have two of these in different machines and they are very good.
1 points • BrenoFaria
Not a good pricing. I know u said u are not looking for a m.2, but a samsung 970 evo m.2 NVME, same 500gb cost 99 bucks, way better deal
2 points • xpgus
Help with what M2 Screws to use
Hello, originally I only bought 250GB of storage for my build. I am wanting to get another 500 GB of SSD from Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BN4NJ2J/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glc_fabc_zCt3FbDV42DHH?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
This is my motherboard: https://imgur.com/a/kO0Q509
I can't find the original screws that came with the motherboard when I first built it. Anyone one have any idea what m2 screws I would need that would fit in the motherboard to keep this SSD attached? PC part picker says this SSD is compatible.
2 points • supremeChalupa13
It is this one here
Currently 30$ off so 500gb for 70$
2 points • uih455
Recommend checking out samsung 970 evo. Same price at 500gb on amazon but significantly faster.
Edit: The model number in the benchmark compare isn't the exact same as the amazon link. And I dont know if it's the same WD model number on your list, but I still trust the benchmark to be similar with the correct numbers.
1 points • Roy_is_the_name
1 points • kyleken_
If your motherboard supports it I would HIGHLY recommend an m.2 drive. This one is 500gb for around $90.00 USD
1 points • gregz83
First, and I am sorry for the opinion, but your PSU, EWWWW. InWin, decent cases, terrible power supplies. I would replace that on principle alone.
2nd, where are the games installed? If they are installed on the HDD, that could explain your problems. Also, WD Green SSD are mediocre performance at best. Your most likely issues is your HDD, SSD, or both.
Based on your motherboard, I would replace your SSD with this: https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-970-EVO-1TB-MZ-V7E1T0BW/dp/B07BN4NJ2J/
Use it for OS and games, keep the HDD but only for storage/archive, not for programs.
Another suggestion would be to upgrade your RAM, but since you used to get better performance that would be more of a nice to have, and not likely explain your problems.
1 points • sharuto4
I'm confused, I had a build with this case https://www.newegg.com/black-phanteks-eclipse-p300a-mesh-edition-atx-mid-tower/p/N82E16811854097?Description=phanteks%20case&cm_re=phanteks_case--11-854-097--Product
And it says it has space for 2.5" SSD's. But I can only find SSD's that are like 3.50 inches. Like this. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BN4NJ2J?tag=pcpapi-20&linkCode=ogi&th=1&psc=1
Am I not getting something? Or do these types of SSD's not fit? Because I found another case saying it also can only fit 2.5" SSD's.
1 points • Master10113
1 points • Matan21
Hey, I want to upgrade my pc with a new NVME ssd m.2, but my computer is very old. I have on my motherboard 1 pci-e 3.0 x16 and 1 pci-e 2.0 x4. the pci-e 3.0 x16 is on use by my GPU, and i need an adapter. my question is how much speed i will loss if i use the pci-e 2.0. i found on Amazon RIITOP adapter - https://www.amazon.com/RIITOP-PCIe-NVMe-Adapter-Converter/dp/B07GFDVXVJ and the Samsung 970 EVO SSD 500GB - https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-970-EVO-500GB-MZ-V7E500BW/dp/B07BN4NJ2J/ref=psdc_1292116011_t1_B07M7Q21N7
How much Read/Write speed i will get with this adapter?
1 points • Phynub
Get a 970 evo 500gb. its about $10 more but its way faster than the 860 ssd. Its an M2 format but you have 2 of those ports on the mobo from what ive seen.
You could also get a standard HDD like WD Blue 1TB for $50 or so. Everything else seems good.
1 points • UncleMcThreeway
1 points • cephelix
1 points • Reckie
If you're ready to buy in the next 5 minutes pick this up: https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-970-EVO-500GB-MZ-V7E500BW/dp/B07BN4NJ2J
1 points • pokebud
I do, it's fucking trash, your SLC buffer is a fucking joke, don't tell people to buy trash. Not only is it fucking slow as fuck, it has a TBW of like 100 for a 512gb drive, the TBW on a TLC drive is 300, and not only that you can get something like a 500gb 970 EVO plus for $86 vs your piece of shit 500gb QLC drive for $82.
AND the read/write on your smooth brain QLC drive is a whopping 1,800/1,000 while the 970 EVO plus is 3,300/3,000.
Now tell me, what kind of moron would ever buy QLC that 2/3^rd slower to save $4?
Oh yeah your 7x the performance bullshit the 860EVO has a read/write of 550/500 your QLC NVMe is 3x.
1 points • AwaitingCombat
1 points • GreenNapster
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1 points • sdsp1574
1 points • surfacevalueshowdown
if this is the product described, it would indeed be nvme. I have an older computer that requires modification to run nvme, so I decided to purchase this 860 for that platform.
The gains we talk about between a good SSD and a bad SSD, or a good SSD and a nvme m.2 are usually a matter of pushing the hard drive, not casual stuff if that's what you're going for. I have an 970 Evo 500GB and an 860 Evo 500GB. In terms of games and general light load operation, I didn't notice a difference going to m.2. Startup, load times, gaming, or web browsing. In fact, now that I'm on a 970 m.2, I'd argue with general interface performance -- web browsing, media, etc. my older, but higher clocking computer is the faster performer in all of those categories because the clock speeds seem to matter more than marginal differences in read/write abilities.
That said, in terms of things like video editing or generally large write/read procedures, which is why I built my new PC -- I'm sure this is where a difference is more significant. How significant? Probably not enough for me to buy a 2nd nvme in the future, even with the price difference becoming less significant; however, I've yet to really significantly experience both back to back(in terms of editing) so I can't say for sure if that would be my decision or not. It does seem many people who edit and require fast read/write are skeptical of m.2 gains.
1 points • CombativePenguin
Didn’t think that would make a difference my bad. I’m very new to all of this as you can tell
CPU: Intel i7 9700k
GPU: Gigabyte GeForce 1060 super
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 650 GA, 80 Plus Gold 650W, Fully Modular
RAM: Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO 16GB... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D1XCKWW?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
SSD: Samsung (MZ-V7E500BW) 970 EVO... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BN4NJ2J?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
Let me know if you need anything else
1 points • MemeDaddyXI
Just get a 10-15$ adapter and you're good to go!
1 points • goodnewsjimdotcom
My board says its supports 960 EVO, but I bought 970 EVO. Could that be a problem?
I believe my SATA SSD is in slot 1. Is that a conflict? The M2 drive wasn't showing even when I had no other drives in...
1 points • Iintl
What model are the Marshall headphones?
Also I think your 960 Evo price is a little off, the 970 Evo (newer version of 960 evo) is only $88 for 500GB (vs your 250GB) https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-970-EVO-500GB-MZ-V7E500BW/dp/B07BN4NJ2J/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=960+evo&qid=1581605309&sr=8-1